Here's another point of view of sled dogs from one of my family members. Here is what they said about me hooking up the dogs before a run.
Yesterday I was sitting near my computer which is next to the window and I watched Katie hooking up the second team to get ready for the run. Boy those dogs want to run, they were excited, barking and running in circles jumping to get her attention. She had Cloud and Panda hooked up, had the brake on the dry road rig set and I could see the dogs wanting to start pulling. As she hooked up Sam they wanted to start out again but the brake held. After Katie hooked up the forth dog she climbed on the rig and released the brake. The dogs took off like a shot. The rest of the dogs that were left behind soon quieted down.
2 sled dog racers keeping the public informed of their kennel updates!